When Anneliese Gest ’17 encountered chemical biology, she discovered her future.
A Fascination with Chemistry
A Beltmann Research Grant enabled Hoang Anh Phan to dig deep into the world of chemistry.
A Lineage of Chemistry Excellence
Students of professors Dennis Cao and Leah Witus are the academic descendants of a Nobel Laureate in chemistry.
To Improve Modern Medicine
Malik Mays came to Macalester with the goal of jumping into research—and succeeded.
Cardiology Research at Johns Hopkins
Amin Sabet gained valuable experience working in the Johns Hopkins cardiology research lab of Mac alumnus Dr. Mark Anderson.
Geometries of Molecules
Marla DeVault is researching atmospheric chemistry, supported by a Beckman Scholarship.
Replacing Heavy Metals
In Professor Cao’s chemistry lab, student researchers are actively seeking organic replacements for hazardous heavy metals.
Publishing with Professors
From topics as varied as childhood obesity in Mexico to the discovery of new galaxies, Macalester students research with faculty and publish the results.
Evelyn Pugh ’19 was one of ten high schoolers who put together The Best American Nonrequired Reading of 2015.
Biochem Fights Alzheimer’s
Nicole Mandel worked on purifying a protein that helps regulate copper in the body.
Research Opportunities with Alumni in Science
Science alumni bring qualified Mac students into their labs for outstanding summer research opportunities.
Working under Macalester alumna Lisa Peterson, Tia Eskridge investigated the chemicals involved in smoking.
Learning with Lasers
Bradley Pearlman ’16, with colleague Ian Wyse ’16 and Professor Tom Varberg, used laser spectroscopy to study the molecule gold sulfide.
Research & Development at 3M
Four Mac students are working paid internships at 3M, gaining valuable experience with an industry leader.
The new atomic force microscope in Olin-Rice Science Center provides researchers with amazing images at near-atomic scale.
A Database of Brains
Bioinformatics at Harvard–MIT’s Health Sciences and Technology Program allowed Issa Ali to combine his research interests in computer science, biology and chemistry.
Mac Chemistry #1
The Chemistry Department is #1 per capita in National Science Foundation grants for undergraduate research among its 40 peer colleges.
Chemistry major Brian Carr enjoyed both the individual attention at Macalester and the experience of a research university lab.